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Definition of Hypnopompic hallucination

Hypnopompic hallucination: A vivid dreamlike hallucination that occurs as one is waking up. The opposite of an hypnagogic hallucination, which occurs as one is falling asleep.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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